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crash turned into new paint job *lots of photos*

On Jan 25th my room mate and i were riding on CA route 33 North of Ojai, excellent riding road, and i went a little wide in a long right hand turn...

Notice the dark spot in the dirt, that's where i was forced into a low side, then slid to where the bikes are in the photo. The crosses show that someone else had a bad time in this turn, not sure if it was a car or bike.

I slide about 20 yards on the right side of the bike, i was wearing full leathers and just got a little dirty

then just before the bike stopped sliding it flipped over on the wheels and slammed down on the left side, smashing all kinds of stuff and denting my tank :eek:


i am working on repairing what i can from my bike and have bought some used panels from others and am fixing them up with my bike hopefully going to look like this when done


Here are some pics of my progress

fully disassembled

repaired crack on the left tail section

after the tail piece was painted over with the white coat

repaired cowl, had a crack that already was repaired partially when i bought it

painted the exhaust BBQ black


More pics coming
 

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WooOO, glad you were in full leather! Man that is scary crashing out were someone died, about 7ft more and you would of been sharing a beer with the last person.

Anywho, the color scheme looks hot!

While your at work on the bike I highly recommended in picking up a GSXR rear shock and put some new oil in the front forks. You only can do so much with the stock set up.
 

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I like the design, but I would invert the paint so you have black white black instead of white black white. The reason being that the seat and mirrors and everything will disappear into the black nicely. and that big white slash will look nice over what would otherwise be a blacked out bike.

But the original will still look very nice if you go with that.
 

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On Jan 25th my room mate and i were riding on CA route 33 North of Ojai, excellent riding road, and i went a little wide in a long right hand turn...
I love that road, but every time I've been on it I've seen the immediate aftereffects of a motorcycle accident. So far, two fatalities and three broken bikes (with largely intact riders). That's not such a good ratio. Ride safe!

Josh
 

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nice, looks good, what are you using for paint? It looks too good to be from a rattle can.

Rustoleum Semi-gloss black and Gloss white, the gloss white can be a pain in the ass, I've had to do at least two coats on every piece because of runs or fish-eyeing but after it dries, a full day, I just sand down the spots that need it and spray again.

Are you painting yourself?
I am painting it myself, my room mate has crashed several times on tracks, and roads, so he's done it several times so he's been helping me when needed

Just think of the crash as a shortcut to sanding/prep work lol.
its like getting a "new" bike haha and since i was wearing my leathers and wasn't hurt at all, I look back and laugh now, but yeah you always gotta be careful on a bike!

Got the first coat on the tank, it will definitely need a second, and maybe third, coat ecause it was hard covering such a large area quick enough to have it not dry in one spot and catch the dust from spraying another spot, and i ended up having some runs because it took a lot to get the dark gray stock paint covered
 

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So the tank is being a pain in the ass and i had to sand the whole thing down tonight, but before i did final touch up coats on the tail pieces i put them on the bike real quick to get an idea of what its gonna look like, here is a sneak peak...



 
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